Thursday, 13 December 2018

Tag Archives: Iran

Iran’s Zarif: ‘no one trusts America’ anymore

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday it was hard to imagine new talks with the US after it lost the trust of the world with its erratic decision-making. “Imagine negotiating now how can we trust them?” Zarif told reporters on state broadcaster IRINN. “America has zig-zagged constantly, so ...

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EU to block US sanctions against Iran to protect European companies

BRUSSELS : Europe’s top diplomats have vowed to work together to preserve a multinational nuclear deal with Iran, as US President Donald Trump signed an executive order paving the way for the return of biting sanctions against Tehran on Tuesday. In a joint statement issued on Monday, EU foreign policy ...

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Iran Air to receive 5 ATR planes before US sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran Air said Saturday it was set to take delivery of five new planes from Franco-Italian firm ATR just before renewed US sanctions go into effect. “Based on existing agreements, five new ATR aircraft will land at Mehrabad Airport at 9 am (0430 GMT) tomorrow (Sunday),” the national carrier ...

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Iran’s Foreign Minister dismissed talks with Washington

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed talks with Washington in a tweet late Tuesday, saying “threats, sanctions and PR stunts won’t work”. Responding to US President Donald Trump’s surprise offer of talks without preconditions, Zarif wrote: “Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. “With EU/E3+Russia+China, we produced a unique ...

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Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WAHINGTON: US President Donald Trump says he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, “any time they want to.” Speaking at a joint press conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, Trump asserted that he would “certainly meet” with Iranians with “no preconditions.” ...

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Iran’s rial hits record-low 100,000 to the dollar

TEHRAN: Iran’s currency hit a record low on Sunday of 100,000 rials to the dollar amid a deepening economic crisis and the imminent return of full US sanctions. The unofficial rate stood at 102,000 rials by midday, according to Bonbast, one of the most reliable sites for tracking the Iranian ...

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Iran Plans National Cryptocurrency as New US Sanctions

TEHRAN: Iran may soon issue its own cryptocurrency as a way to bypass new economic sanctions enacted by U.S. President Donald Trump. A plan to develop an “indigenous” cryptocurrency is currently on the agenda of the government’s Science and Technology Department, according to Iran’s official news outlet PressTV. Alireza Daliri, the department’s ...

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Trump warns Iran to ‘never, ever threaten the United States again’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump warned Iran of consequences “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered,” if it threatens the United States (US). “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE,” he said on ...

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Iran supreme leader says ‘obvious mistake’ to negotiate with US

TEHRAN: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday it would be an “obvious mistake” to negotiate with the United States as Washington was unreliable. “The word and even the signature of the Americans cannot be relied upon, so negotiations with America are of no avail,” Khamenei said in ...

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India cuts Iranian oil imports ahead of US sanctions

NEW DELHI: Indian refiners cut imports of Iranian oil last month as they started weaning their plants off crude from the country to avoid sanctions by the United States that are set to take effect in November. India’s monthly oil imports from Iran declined to 592,800 barrels per day (bpd) ...

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